The Douro Valley is Portugal’s less snooty version of Napa.

The dress code here is basically, “Just wear pants.”

Lisbon is the city San Francisco could’ve been if the Internet hadn’t totally effed it up.

Do you long for the old San Francisco? Well, let me tell you about Lisbon, Portugal.

Steep Ravine, CA: Tired of hotels with electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing?

Let me tell you about Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California.

Sorry, my report on this destination is still pending.

Sure, I’m a retired now, but writing travel reports hardly qualifies as a good reason not to lie by the pool. So I’ll get around to finishing this report when I get around to it. Okay? Okay. Come back in a few weeks, it might be up by then, you know…if it rains a lot.

What to do in Ithaca, NY other than getting drunk, stoned, or a college degree.

Ithaca puts two schools of higher learning—bastions of radical, anti-establishment, and progressive thought—on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the middle finger of the Finger Lakes Region.

Why you should visit Australia in spite of all the things that could kill you.

Few other travel destinations offer tourists as many different and dangerous ways to painfully die.

3 sights in Oaxaca Mexico that almost make up for it not being on a beach.

Oaxaca, Mexico is a full eight-hour drive from the nearest coast. What the hell, right?

Belize: It’s like a giant saltwater aquarium that isn’t all full of fish poop.

People don’t come to Belize for white sandy beaches. They come for what most islands don’t have: an epic, ocean-taming barrier reef.

Guerneville, CA: Get away from everything (including cell coverage).

Not every vacation destination we choose is some exotic location in a far-flung corner of the globe. Sometimes, we’re just too lazy to make proper travel plans.